A simple article highligting the raid levels and arry types available for the Solaris operating system
Solstice DiskSuite is a software product that enables you to manage large numbers of disks and the data on those disks.
Did you know that it is also possible without a volume manager? You just have to know some special arguments to the mkfs command.
Creating a RAID 5 metadevice with DiskSuite is extremely simple. Unlike creating mirrors which involves several steps.
A simple procedure to replace a failed SCSI disks which is mirrored with Solstice DiskSuite without the need to reboot the Solaris server.
A metatrans device is identical to any other kind of metadevice. In order to configure the device it is assumed there is a free slice on each disk.
SVM provides the ability to create more partitions than the limit of 7 using traditional partitions. Such partitions are called soft partitions.
A full discussion is beyond the scope of this article, so we will focus on the most common cases, how to set them up, manage them and maintain them.